Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra

A Los Angeles-based creative big band directed by Alan Chan!

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NEWS / UPCOMING SHOWS

6.26.2016 - Guo Yazhi + ACJO
@ Gateway Performance Series
Journey with a Camel!

3.2016 - LA18 Interviews:
Kat Iniba (Eng.) / Juliette Zhuo (Chi.)
En Zh

2.19.2016 - Alhambra Source Interview
by Victoria MoyAlhambra Source Logo


RECENT

2.8.2016, 8-9:30pm
ACJO
@ TYPHOON
Celebrate the Year of the Monkey!

Santa Monica, CA
Typhoon
9.27.2015, 9:30pm–late
ACJO
@ THE BAKED POTATO
Studio City, CA
Photos by Dana Ross
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9.22.2015 - Kat Iniba Interview
Youtube LinkEntertainment Crush Interview

9.17.2015
George Duke Commissioning Prize

5.17.2015, 7:30 pm
ACJO
@ Gateway Performance Series
Photos by Dana Ross
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4.19.2015, 11am-2:30pm
ACJO @ the Lighthouse
Hermosa Beach, CA

4.11.2015 - 852Music Interview
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3.6.2015, 8 pm
ACJO @ Marsee Auditorium, Torrance
El Camino College Main Stage Series

1.13.2015 SHRIMP TALE Asia Release

8.4.2014, 7pm (video) 7:30 pm (show)
NYC DEBUT + CD Release Party II
@ ShapeShifter Lab | Postcard

7.1.2014, doors @7pm / music @8:30pm
SHRIMP TALE CD Release Party
@ Catalina Bar and Grill
Postcard

2.2014 - DownBeat article by Kirk Silsbee
February issue | Link | PDF

2.2014 - Yvonne Maisonette Interview
entertainmentcrush.com | Youtube LinkEntertainment Crush Interview

10.30.2013, 8 pm
Rancho Calaveras EP Release Party

@ Vitello's Restaurant | Postcard
Photos by Dana RossVitellos

10.16.2013 Alan conducts Brussels Jazz Orchestra at Flagey, Belgium

4.21.2013, 9:30 & 11 pm
Alan conducts Medfield High School Jazz Ensemble at
The JZ Club, Shanghai, China

April 2013 - ACJO Recording Session at the Bridge Recording Studio
Watch: YouTube | YouKu

3.6.2013 - TV interview with Juliette Zhuo on "LA Living" program - LA18 (Chinese)
Youtube

3.6.2013, ACJO at GPS
"Rancho Calaveras" - a Musical Farm!

Sponsor: New Music USA | Postcard

12.21.2012 "Winter News" AC Septet
Poetry by John Haines
The Stone, New York, NY
Brittany Anjou, vibraphone | Greg Chudzik, bass
Joe Hertenstein, drums | Sean Sonderegger, multi-reeds
K. Page Stuart, voice | Harvey Valdes, guitar

Sponsor: New Music USA | Postcard

7.30.2012 ACJO Debut
Typhoon Restaurant | Postcard

5.20.2012 Gateway Jazz Orch./Alan Chan

5.2.2011, Gateway Jazz Orch./Alan Chan
Sponsor: American Composers Forum


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2016: 1/31
2015:
9/228/114/152/22
2014: 10/109/28/2 7/156/194/101/16
2013: 12/210/28
8/177/11

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Orders of CD are mailed within 3 business days. Digital scores & parts are emailed within 1 business day. For physical scores (coil-binded) and parts (accordion style), simply email us for special pricing, shipping and delivery schedule.

Shrimp Tale | Audio CD

Release date: 7/15/2014
US $20

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Shrimp

Shrimp Tale contains eight compositions by Alan since 2005. 20 of Los Angeles' top big band musicians recorded this CD at the Bridge Recording in 2013.

Rancho Calaveras | Audio CD

Release date: 10/15/2013
US $10
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Rancho CD

This concept EP, inspired by a garden on Calaveras street, contains three pieces, with Alan's creative approach to big band writing in full display.

Alan's Big Band Compositions & Arrangements - Digital Scores and Parts

Instruemtation: 5 Saxes, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombone, Guitar, Piano, Bass & Drums, unless otherwise note

Rancho Calaveras
US $50
Difficulty: Moderate


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A truly Californian "¡Rancho musical!" With country-western style tune with a twist by adding "animals," kids, and rodeo cowboys.

Tsu Zu Ku (To Be Continued)
US $50
Difficulty: Advance


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TZK

Winner of 2011 ArtEZ Composition Contest (Netherlands), this piece is dedicated as a symbol of hope to the people of Japan after the 3.11 East Japan Earthquake.

Shrimp Tale
US $50
Difficulty: Advance


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Shrimp

"Shrimp Tale" has a curvy narrative structure that contains two contrasting
themes: – a groove-based passage and a Salsa tune.

A Spirit's Dream
US $50
Difficulty: Advance


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Spirit

The lush quality from the orchestration represents the emotional quality of a drifting spirit in a transcended figure paiting by Liao Hung-Qing (Taiwan).

Monte Alban & Solita
US $50
Difficulty: Moderate


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Solita

These two contrasting pieces are musical settings of "Sojourn to Mexico" poems by Cape Cod poet/artist
Elaine Cohen.

Moving to a New Capital
US $50
Difficulty: Advance

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MTNC

The tune begins with an ancient-styled melody and drumbeat. The music then gradually moved into the modern day Beijing, with smoke-filled factories and monumental skyscrapers.

René's Barcarolle
US $50
Difficulty: Advance


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Rene's Barcarolle

The tune begins with an ancient-styled melody and drumbeat. The music then gradually moved into the modern day Beijing, with smoke-filled factories and monumental skyscrapers.

Soul Bossa Nova (Jones)
Arr. Alan Chan
US$40
Difficulty: Moderate

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Soul Bossa Nova

Arrangement of Quincy Jones' all-time favorite tune!

Nica's Dream (Silver)
Arr. Alan Chan
US$35
Difficulty: Moderate

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Nica's Dream

Arrangement of Horace Silver's Nica's Dream.

NEW!
Land of Hope and Glory

(from Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major)
Arr. Alan Chan
US$40
Difficulty: Moderate

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